Last Thursday and Friday we held our much-anticipated school production of ‘Olivia’.
It was very apparent as to how much hard work and dedication had gone into making the production such a success by all the staff and pupils involved.
Olivia, based on the classic tale of Oliver Twist, was told in the Victorian era. The eye-catching set had been designed around the London area of Covent Gardens, which hosted many characters.
‘Olivia’ played by Primary 5’s Amelia Reeves had the audacity to ask Mrs Murdstone (Anna-Grethe) for “LESS! SLOP”. After a series of encounters with some not particularly nice people, Olivia managed to escape the orphanage and the story unravels with the appearance of some classical Charles Dickens characters; The Artful Dodger (Edward Talbot), Fagin (Jude Kent), Scrooge(Katy Wilcock), Sherlock Holmes (Oliver Lang) and Dr Watson (Amelia Moore).
George Bernard Shaw (Shauney Connor) and Eliza Doolittle (Grace Ellam) played out a nice little tale about how the classic tale ‘ My Fair Lady’ was created.
After several months of rehearsals, the final performance was thrilling and professional; all 65 members of the cast certainly didn’t hold back. Visually the staging, lighting and costumes were striking, and all students involved made us incredibly proud with the delivery of their lines and choreography.
Thank you, Mrs Dickson, Mrs West and Mr Norman for your love of creativity and music, and all your hard work and dedication. It was truly a terrific performance!